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Indian Joe Cast and Creative Team

Indian Joe Cast and Creative Team

Meet the Cast       Meet the Creative Team

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CAST

Elizabeth A. Davis ELIZABETH A. DAVIS* (Liz, Book, Music, & Lyrics) As an actor, some of Elizabeth’s credits include Broadway: Once (Tony Award nomination, Cast Grammy Award); Off-Broadway: Allegro (Drama Desk Award Nomination), Zorba! (City Center Encores), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company), Four Last Things (American Globe), 39 Steps (New World Stages), Wolves (59E59), Joe (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Row), and Once (New York Theatre Workshop). TV/Film: Law and Order SVU, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Blue Bloods, Taxi Brooklyn, Fringe, Blur Circle, and Nora Falls. Additional TV: David Letterman, The View, America's Got Talent, The Today Show. Select Regional: Once (American Repertory Theatre), Misanthrope  and  Devil’s Disciple (STNJ), Doubt (Gulfshore Playhouse), Opus (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati), A Streetcar Named Desire (Cleveland Play House), workshop of Rain (Vassar’s Powerhouse Theatre). As a writer, Elizabeth has worked on Indian Joe at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, Cleveland Play House New Ground Play Festival, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, mentored by Enda Walsh. Eliabeth’s songs have been featured at 54 Below, Highline Ballroom, 42West, and The Player’s Club. Twitter/Instagram: ElizabetADavis
   
Gary Farmer
GARY FARMER* (Joe) "Sgeno swagwego. Neh i: gyasoh ne’ Hayentwahs."  Born on the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy along the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. On stage, Gary recently played Lenny in Of Mice and Men for Bluebridge Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia. Before that, he had not been on stage since the 70s and 80s when he performed with companies throughout Canada, including the Native Earth Performing Arts production of Tomson Highway’s award-winning play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing at Theatre Passe Muraille and Royal Alexander Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.  On film, Gary has been nominated for three LA-based Independent Feature Project Awards for Powwow Highway (1989), Dead Man (1995), and Smoke Signals (1998).  Gary is celebrating 40 years as a working actor this year.  Recent credits include the CBS summer series Zoo; Red Road for Sundance Channel; an episode of Longmire; and the feature film Peter & John, directed by Vermont  filmmaker Jay Craven. Gary continues to manage and produce music under his independent label Gonzo Drive Records and tours regularly with his own blues band, Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers. Gary resides with his wife, Deborah, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
   
David Finch DAVID FINCH* (Daddy, Musician) Most recently, Mr. Finch played the harmonica and the part of the Mock Turtle in the L.A. Philharmonic’s production of Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice In Wonderland. He reprised the role at the Barbican in London with the BBC Symphony. He performed Cabaret on Broadway and Woody Sez in the West End. He’s played beside artists as diverse as Alan Cumming, Serj Tankian, Tony Bennett, Amanda Palmer, Kylie Minogue, and Dee Snider. He’s also toured nationally/internationally with Cabaret and Fame the Musical. Off-Broadway credits include Allegro, Fame on 42nd St., and Spring Storm. David is originally from Danbury, Connecticut. Please visit dhfinch.com
   
Luke Holloway

LUKE HOLLOWAY* (Music, Orchestrations, Musician) Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino); Million Dollar Quartet (New World Stages), Berklee College of Music. Luke is incredibly excited and thankful to be a part of the Indian Joe team at Goodspeed!

   
Jahi A. Kearse

JAHI A. KEARSE* (Jordan) is a native of Atlanta now living in Harlem. He is a proud alumnus of The Atlanta Boys Choir, Tri-Cities High School for the Visual & Performing Arts, and a founding member and later leading song writer and Co-Musical Director of The Freddie Hendricks’ Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. He trained and performed in Venice, Belgium, London, Lyon, The Netherlands, and South Africa. His recent NY work includes Holler If Ya Hear Me and Baby It’s You! (Broadway), The Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater), 15 Minutes and Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown (New York Stage & Film), Maurice Hines’ Yo Alice (Radio City Music Hall), Hands Up (The National Black Theater), The Cost, and Lady Killers (inspired by the music of Cee-Lo Green, NY Hip-Hop Theater Festival). Regional theatre credits include Bars & Measures, Debbie Allen’s Souls Possessed, Passing Strange, Motherf**ker with the Hat, Topdog/Underdog, Cool Papa’s Party, Gut Bucket Blues, Sty of the Blind Pig, and Two Trains Running.

   
Paul Lincoln
PAUL LINCOLN* (Musician) is very happy to be returning to Goodspeed (Very Good Eddie, Houdini) and reuniting with Elizabeth Davis and David Finch (Allegro at Classic Stage Company under the direction of John Doyle).  Other credits include the First National Tour of Cabaret directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes, Billy Bishop Goes to War at Virginia Stage Company, and The Student Prince at North Shore.  Paul has performed on six continents as a soloist; at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney and Cairo Opera Houses; and Korean, Japanese, French and German National television.  Paul helped develop, music directed, and played the part of Euterpe in the world premiere of  Lyrical Langston: His Muse for Music.  Later, he produced a successful commercial run of this show in association with Lost Nation Theater.  As a director, Paul has worked at New York’s LaGuardia Performing Arts School, made famous in the movie Fame.  While there, he directed the world premiere of Life of the Party, by the creators of Legally Blonde on Broadway. Paul is one of the busiest vocal coaches in New York City, where he works with many of the best singers on Broadway.  Paul is also a member of the California Bar. paullincoln.com.
   
Marion Markham MARION MARKHAM*(Mama) is excited to be making her Goodspeed debut. In New York, Marion performed in The Events (New York Theatre Workshop), Spring Flung (The Public Theatre), and Off-Broadway in The Embracer's (Hudson Guild), All's Fair (Theatre 1010), and Neon (Three Muses). Favorite roles include Rosalia in West Side Story (International Tour), Peter Pan (Fulton Opera House), Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa (Ivoryton Playhouse), and Smitty in How To Succeed… (American Musical Theatre). www.marionmarkham.com

 

   


CREATIVE TEAM

 
CHRIS HENRY (Book) is thrilled to make her Goodspeed debut. Henry is an award-winning theatre director and writer, and the Artistic Director of Royal Family Productions in Times Square. Writing projects in development: Louie, Red and the Jazzman (with Wycliffe Gordon); Nobody Suspects a Butterfly (originally commissioned by HBO Sports); Cheesecake Girl (music and lyrics by Genya Ravan, book and direction by Chris Henry); and Opal Ann Meets the Fabulous Kit Katt, A Play with Musical Fantasies (music and lyrics by Daniel A. Weiss and Summer Hyde, book and direction by Chris Henry). NYC Premieres: LOVE/SICK, Four Last Things, Dedalus Lounge, Safe Home.
   
Jason Michael Webb

JASON MICHAEL WEBB (Music, Music Supervisor, Additional Orchestrations) Broadway – Musical Director: The Color Purple; Associate Musical Director: Motown: The Musical, Violet, Leap of Faith, Memphis. Off-Broadway – Musical Director: 2econd Stage: Pasek & Paul's Dogfight, MTC: Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy. Awards – Dove Award winner (Brooklyn Tabernacle’s Declare Your Name), two-time Stellar Award nominee, Suzi Award nominee (Choir Boy, Alliance Theater), Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat. Arranger – “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama), Violet (Broadway, Additional Arrangements). Book/Music/Lyrics – Classical Theatre of Harlem: The First Noel (Apollo Theater). Orchestrator – Jacksonville Symphony, Nashville String Machine, Carnegie Hall. Pianist – Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Bolton, Fantasia, Chaka Khan. Ephesians 3:17-19; www.JasonMichaelWebb.com

   
Kim Weild

KIM WEILD (Director) Drama Desk nominee and recipient of seven New York Innovative Theater nominations (winning two), her work has been seen at Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Goodspeed Musicals, among others. Select credits include Off Broadway: Fêtes de la Nuit; An Error of the Moon (produced by CRC productions) ; A Kind of Alaska; Safe Home; Big Love; soot and spit, the musical; Paradise Now; Good Woman of Setzuan; The Way of the World. Broadway: Associate Director to Michael Blakemore on Deuce, Is He Dead?, and Blithe Spirit; and Gabriel Barre on Amazing Grace. Fellowships and residencies: The Park Avenue Armory, The Kennedy Center, The Shubert Organization, Williamstown Theater Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, IRT, The O’Neill Theatre Center, SDCF-Guest Artist Initiative, and the Obie-winning New Georges, where she is an Affiliated Artist. Women's Theater Project alumna, Associate Artist with The Adaptations Project and Artistic Director for Other Voices. MFA, Columbia University. For more information: www.kimweild.com

 
Matt Castle
MATT CASTLE (Music Director) has played, acted in, directed, and/or developed more than 75 new musicals at Sundance Institute, NYU, Playwrights Horizons, Weston Playhouse, O’Neill Center, Signature Theatre, York Theatre, Barrington Stage, NYMF, and CAP21.  With Frank Galgano, he has created orchestrations for musicals and concerts at Kennedy Center, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Roundabout, Atlantic Theater Company, George Street Playhouse, ACT, Davies Hall, BC/EFA, TheatreworksUSA, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Waterfront Playhouse.  As an actor/musician, he performed in the 2007 Broadway revival of Company; the original off-Broadway casts of Musical of Musicals, Enter Laughing, and LingoLand; Cincinnati Playhouse’s Merrily We Roll Along; and Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods.
   

EDWARD PIERCE (Scenic Design) Broadway: Amazing Grace; Holler If Ya Hear Me; The Other Place; A Streetcar Named Desire; Wicked (all world-wide productions); Billy Elliot; Pippin;9 to 5; The Pirate Queen; Shatner’s World; Chaplin; Aida; Ragtime; Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk.  Select Regional: Baby Doll, Five Mile Lake, and Antony & Cleopatra (McCarter); The Long Red Road (Goodman), The Lark (Stratford), A Number (NYTW).    United Scenic Artists Local 829 (Executive Board).  American Theatre Wing (Advisory Board).  www.edwardpierce.com

   
Paul Miller PAUL MILLER (Lighting Design) Previously at Goodspeed: My One And Only, How To Succeed…, Lizzie Borden. Broadway: Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only. Off-Broadway: Clinton, Pageant, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Nunsense, Balancing Act. Regional: Stratford Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare, Pioneer Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory, A.C.T., Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Bay Street Theatre, and others. International: West Side Story (La Scala), Race for Love (China), Cinderella and Saturday Night Fever (Manilla, Singapore, and Malaysia). Television: Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center) and numerous Comedy Central specials. Lighting Director for The New Year’s Eve Celebration from Times Square for the last 15 years.
   
  C. ANDREW BAUER (Projection Design) Off-Broadway: CQ/CX (co-design with Peter Nigrini, Atlantic Theater), An Error of the Moon (Theater Row). Off-Off-Broadway: Fetes de la Nuit (Ohio Theater), Diary of a Teenage Girl and Milk-n-Honey (3LD), Kaddish (HERE/East 4th Street Theater). Regional: Veils (Barrington Stage), Dancing Lessons (Barrington Stage/TheaterWorks Hartford), Adding Machine and Joël Pommerat’s Cinderella (University of Rochester), Hydrogen Jukebox (Fort Worth Opera). As Associate: Broadway: An Act of God, The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Fela!, 9 to 5. Film: Producer and Editor of Brooklyn Bound, 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. Awards: Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Design, 2011 Prague Quadrennial.
   
  JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Norma Terris Theatre and the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast.  In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay also serves as their Lighting & Sound Supervisor.  He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
   
 

CINDY KUBALA (Costume Designer) began her theatre career on Broadway at age 18 as Barry Bostwick’s dresser for The Robber Bridegroom. Other Broadway credits: star dresser for White Christmas, Footloose, High Society, Sweet Charity, Leader of the Pack, and Peter Pan; Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor for Crazy For You; Wardrobe Supervisor for Damn Yankees, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Crimes of the Heart, Rose, Tintypes, and Dracula. Film/TV: Key Set Costumer, The Cape; Wardrobe Supervisor for  Late Night With David Letterman, As The World Turns, The Guiding Light, and Love of Life. Served as Director of Wardrobe for New York City Opera from 1999 to 2009, and as Production Wardrobe Supervisor for Los Angeles Opera’s A Little Night Music in 2004.  She has traveled extensively as a Personal Assistant and Wardrobe Supervisor with Liza Minnelli. She joined Goodspeed in 2010.  She thanks Glen for the opportunity, Anna for keeping her sane, and Mike for keeping her grounded.


*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.